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Minor League baseball scores a hit with Space Coast fans

Baseball fans of all ages fill Space Coast Stadium on game days.
Baseball fans of all ages fill Space Coast Stadium on game days.
K. Maki

Minor League baseball is in full swing and the Space Coast Stadium is enjoying a full house on game days. The Brevard County Manatees, an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, began their 2014 season May 1 and their final game will be August 31.

Schedule

The team has a busy schedule with the following home games scheduled for the remainder of the 2014 season:

  • May - 24 (2 games), 25,27 and 28
  • June - 4,5,6,7,8,9,16,17,18,19,24,25 and 26
  • July - 2,4,5,6,7,11,12,13,14,18,19,24,25,26,27,28,29,30 and 31
  • August - 9,10,11,14,18,19,26,27,28,29,30 and 31

Opponents

Most baseball fans know that the Manatees are an affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. The teams they play include:

  • Tampa (NY) Yankees
  • St Lucie (NY) Mets
  • Bradenton ( Pittsburgh Pirates) Marauders
  • Dunedin (Toronto) Blue Jays
  • Lakeland ( Detroit) Flying Tigers
  • Daytona (Chicago) Cubs
  • Clearwater (Philadelphia Phillies ) Threshers
  • Charlotte ( Tampa Rays) Stone Crabs
  • Palm Beach ( St Louis) Cardinals
  • Jupiter (Miami Marlins) Hammerheads

Promotions:

One reason why Space Coast residents love Manatee games is because there are always interesting and fun promotions. Some are weekly events, whenever a home game is scheduled on a particular day. Those include:

  • Sundays: Kids Eat Free - All kids ages 3-13 receive free food voucher good for a hot dogs, bag of chips and a 16 ounce soft drink.
  • Mondays: Manatee Insanity - Upgrade an entrance ticket for just $7, to enjoy all-you-can-eat hot dogs, nachos and ice cream on the berm from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays: Silver Tees Night - All Silver 'Tees members who show their membership card at the box office will receive a free reserved section ticket. On Tuesdays, Silver 'Tees members also enjoy free refreshments in Suite 322. And all hot dogs are just $2.
  • Wednesdays: DealChicken Wednesday - Available exclusively through DealChicken.com, are special ticket offers for Wednesday games. All fans can also enjoy $3 grilled chicken sandwiches all night long.
  • Thursdays: Thirsty Thursday - From when gates open until the end of the fifth inning, select 16 ounce Miller draft beers and 16 ounce Coca-Cola fountain drinks are just $2.
  • Fridays: Mini-Tees Night - All Mini-Tees members who show their membership card at the box office will receive a free reserved section ticket. Also, all Mini-Tees members will have the opportunity to run the bases after the game.

Special events that are scheduled:

  • City of Melbourne Night
  • Girl Scout Night
  • Metro PCS Night
  • Rockwell Collins Night
  • Harris Night
  • Post-Game Fireworks
  • Half Price Group Night
  • Star Wars Night
  • Tropical Smoothie Night
  • Boy Scout Night
  • City of Palm Bay Night
  • City of Rockledge Night
  • Catholic Diocese Night
  • Faith Night
  • Via Tuscany Night

Minor League baseball games are an enjoyable way to spend a summer evening and a perfect family activity. Tickets may be purchased online or at the gate.